Manchester United are considering whether to sell Dimitar Berbatov or extend his contract, with the striker’s deal finishing next summer, according to ESPN.
Berbtov has had an up and down run since moving from Tottenham to Old Trafford, and while the striker was the side’s top scorer last season, he didn’t feature in the Champions League final squad.
Manchester United and Berbatov have both expressed a desire for the Bulgaria international to stay, and there is a clause in the star’s contract that it can be extended for an extra year if United choose to.
The Red Devils have until next summer to decide if they want to activate the clause in Berbatov’s contract, but the club currently face a choice between keeping the 30-year-old for an extra year or letting him go next summer for free.
While United would be able to get a good price for Berbatov if they do extent his contract, they are currently paying him around £100,000 a week in wages, and Ferguson will no doubt be wanting to cut that down if Berbatov is only going to feature on the bench this season.